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TitleGraphic granite
DescriptionThis rock typically consists of nearly parallel rodlike masses of quartz (SiO2) surrounded by feldspar (XAl(1-2)Si(3-2)O8). It is used as gemstones for pieces such as pendants and for fashioning ornaments, particularly relatively large ones such as bookends. It can be found anywhere where granite is.
LocationCanada ▹ Ontario
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2002-09-13.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1696.
Key wordsgraphic granite, feldspar
Tech details478 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2919